Eagle Atop the Centennial Monument in Logan Square

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Logan eagle

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Built in 1918 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of statehood for Illinois, the eagle, monument, and base are the central focal point for Logan Square park (which is actually a triangle).

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Bas-relief base in January 2013, prior to recent renovation. John Morris/Chicago Patterns

The column was designed by Henry Bacon, architect of the Lincoln Monument. The bas-relief sculpture base was the work of Evelyn Longman, who became inspired to become a sculptor at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.

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